Sunday, 28 August 2011

Oriental Dreams

Hello everyone,
 Well I was certainly put to the test for this weeks blog challenge over at the Glittergeeks!  I decided to step outside of my comfort zone for this one!  I too generally stick with what I love doing which is stamping and colouring images from my  favourite stamp collections, and always using pro markers  The theme was “all around the world” and so  avoiding my stamp collections and locking away my pro markers  and paper stash I looked though my craft stuff to see what I could find! ....so here it is! This project is a 6x6 inch Oriental Picture Frame, I have used Kraft card for the frame, used a rectangle nestie die to create the window and embossed it to give a subtle effect, edged with faded jean s and spiced marmalade distress inks, the image is from the Sharon Duncan’s oriental dreams CD which I thinks certainly captures the oriental culture, to make the oriental fan I have used the paper from the CD , scored at 1 cm lines,  using Martha Stewart border punch i have created the decorative effect , pinched at the bottom and i have glued a brad here to finish it off. At the back of the frame I decided to use the piece of kraft card from the die cut centre, however you can also use a mirror hanger (local diy stores) to adhere with a Brad if you wanted to display it on a wall!  I translated “oriental dreams” using Google translate for the sentiment on this frame.....have I visited china?....no it is a dream that maybe one day I shall visit....I hope you like this project and get a little inspiration from it too.....have fun crafting and I’ll be back soon Bloggers....X





I have entered this project into Glittergeeks weekly challenge

5 comments:

Shelby said...

WOW!You should step out of your comfort zone more often:)! This turned out fabulous and you definitely rocked this challenge! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week...and congrats on your win from last week!

Shelby

Steph M said...

As I expected, your project is gorgeous. It fits right in with our "Around the World" theme this week. You should have more faith in yourself Helen. Your work is fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Steph xxx

Faith A said...

Wow this is gorgeous, anyone would like this on the wall.

(Nearly missed commenting because of the verification)

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

Thank you for the lovely comments :-))) ...(versification now removed lol)....x

Jacq said...

Hi Helen,
WOW Fabulous Photo Frame!!! You certainly aced this challenge!!! Its beautiful, I'd love a frame like this . Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx